The Red Bench
A tiny spot allegedly filled with beautiful people, though it’s so dark you’ll never know for sure.
107 Sullivan St.; 212-274-9120
Take three consecutive rights after entering to find the darkest of the numerous dark corners here.
332 Lafayette St.; 212-925-4242
Ding Dong Lounge
Morningside Heights’ lone punk bar, formerly a crack den. Dim, in a good way.
929 Columbus Ave., near 105th St.; 212-663-2600